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New York Today: Barbecue Dos and Don’ts

May 22, 2018 - The New York Times

Good morning on this damp Tuesday.

Despite the endless May showers, Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start to summer — is within reach.

And with it comes the sound of barbecues being fired up.

This got us wondering: What are the rules for grills and bonfires around the city? We asked the Fire Department to set the record straight.

Open fires are prohibited in New York City.

The open burning of wood — as in a campfire or fire pit you might see on a beach ...